Already have "A" CDL

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  1. 18nlife

    18nlife Bobtail Member

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    I live in the Tampa Bay area and I have my class A CDL that I got back in 1992 I never really got to use it. So pretty much no experiance, The economy has made me consider going OTR. What company would be good for me ? I don't want to go through a mill. I think because I already have my CDL I just need to ride with someone for a month ? Thanks for any help.

    And screw the Globalists and the new world order !!!
     
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  3. sbranch822

    sbranch822 Bobtail Member

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    i'm thinking that more than likely that any major company is going to make you take a refresher course
     
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  4. 18nlife

    18nlife Bobtail Member

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    Does a refresher course cost money ?
     
  5. Spacer

    Spacer Medium Load Member

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    Depends on the company. There's also the occasional option of running for a smaller outfit without the standardized insurance requirements. That's something you just have to network and dig for, though.
    I'm an experienced driver who dropped out for a few years to wrench on airplanes... and found myself outside the 'recent experience' box. Still a good driver, but somehow found myself less insurable than the average Swift newbie. So, I'm hauling bulk on a local basis, moving out to regional. This way I can work my way back into marketability without having to stoop to begging at CR England or PAM's doors.
     
  6. biglarry

    biglarry Bobtail Member

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  7. 18nlife

    18nlife Bobtail Member

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    What other company"s big and small are good for someone that has not been OTR in years but has a CDL class "A" but not much experiance.

    And can anyone tell me why is it that all you hear about is how there is a Trucker shortage and the industry needs people so bad and they will be short 250,000 drivers by 2012 blah blah blah. but yet its hard to get work ?
     
  8. thelastamericanhippy

    thelastamericanhippy Road Train Member

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    call comcar industries in auburndale............
     
  9. 18nlife

    18nlife Bobtail Member

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    Ok, What"s good about them ?
     
  10. ac120

    ac120 Road Train Member

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    This thread might help, but the OP had some experience, just not OTR. You have none at all, if I read you correctly. Is your medical card current?
    http://www.thetruckersreport.com/tr...123078-all-horror-stories-i-need-clarity.html
    Call a few carriers and ask.
     
  11. chompi

    chompi Road Train Member

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    Try Windy Hill. They are out of Eustis, Fl. Small mom and pop company and they may over look the whole refresher course thing.
     
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